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June 18, 2024

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When 12-year-old Bea moves into her grandmother Margaret’s apartment in New York, while her father waits for heart surgery in the same hospital where her mother died of cancer years earlier, she chafes against his playful antics, insisting she can handle the situation with maturity.

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Cynical Swivel

I was utterly horrified to hear Cr Mark Swivel touting a ‘community land trust for conservation’ concept as his...

Editorial – Should Mullum’s water remain locally sourced?

The push by members of Council’s Water and Sewer Advisory Committee (WSAC) to retain Mullum’s local water supply is heating up...

Keep funky Mullum

In response to the comments of Ed Ahern in last week’s Echo. I would like to say that the...

Students fired up for marine protection  

There is something deeply inspiring about a hall full of young humans who are passionate about saving the planet. Tired narratives about apathy and disengagement dissolve as those who are inheriting ecological wounds inflicted by past generations seek solutions and healing.

No public housing in Labor’s $10b housing fund 

Federal Labor MP, Justine Elliot, has told The Echo she expects successful projects from the Housing Australia Future Fund (HAFF) will be announced in the coming months. 

Budding young musicians hit the stage at Byron Farmers Market

There will be a special appearance at Byron Farmers Market tomorrow morning! Along with the freshest locally-grown produce, the...

The latest information supplied from Byron Shire’s Water and Recycling on future operational plans contains the term ‘renew’ numerous times. There is no clarification as to what the term ‘renew’ actually involves.

It amazes me that it is used in regards to the West Byron Waste Water Treatment Plant’s existing wetlands.

I was a member of the Water Waste and Sewer Advisory Committee in 2018 when a person by the name of David Pont was invited to a meeting of the committee. Mr Pont was introduced as the foremost authority on wetlands design in NSW.

Mr Pont stated at that meeting that he had gone to West Byron STP and walked around the wetlands which he had played a part in the design of. Mr Pont was extremely critical of the condition of the wetlands. Mr Pont said the wetlands obviously had not been maintained and he doubted if it was doing the job it was designed to do in the condition he had witnessed.

We now see the West Byron wetlands is up for renewal.

The question should be asked and answered of the Water and Recycling what action was taken to address the concerns expressed by Mr Pont in to 2018 on the condition of the West Byron wetlands?

Alan Dickens, Byron Bay


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